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Half Term Treats for The Family

2016 October 21
by Gill

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Come and join us this coming week and enjoy a creative experience with family and friends.  If you are childminding the children then its a great place to come for an hour or two – rain or shine!

If you are not local we can post to you or use acrylic paint for decorative items and take away the same day.

We will have our usual cakes and muffins available and some early chocolate treats.

The studio fee is £5 per painter and items start from £10.  Booking advisable.

Create your own Quirky Cake Stand!

2016 September 22
by Gill

Mary Grayson web Create your own Quirky Cake Stand! Sunday 16th October 11-3pm

Inspired by Mary Berry & Grayson Perry this fabulous two-part workshop is designed to help you make and paint your very own unique cake stand!

We will start with a simple introduction into working with clay. You will be guided, step by step, throughout the session  and experience the rewarding hands-on process of creating your ceramic cake stand.

The second session is returning to paint and glaze your cake stand ready for firing.

A a few more days later and ready for your baking creations!

We are giving you plenty of time to make and paint in time for Christmas. Your cake stand might be a gift for an avid baker or to present your delicious Christmas Fayre.

Places are limited. The sessions includes all materials, firings and your painting session too! £50 per person

Please call or email to reserve your place. Workshop payment is taken on confirmation of your place.


Help Celebrate 10 years of our Whale Mural – Postponed til 27th August!

2016 August 12
by Gill

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Apologies on behalf of British Weather – we are postponing  our event until the 27th August as John would find it very difficult to paint a mural in 40 mph winds – not to mention the rain!

Its 10 years since artist John Ives painted the Whale Mural, on the side of our building in Titchbourne Street, to help raise awareness of the plight of Whales. On the 20th August we will be holding a day of activities to celebrate the wonderful creatures found in our Oceans and the responsibility we have to try to protect them.  John will be refreshing his mural and starting another on the back wall of our building. We will also have competitions, face painting, clay and painting workshops – so come and have fun!

We know that over the last 10 years thousands of you have taken photos of the Whale Mural.  We would love to see your pictures! Tag your whale pictures with a chance to win a £25 voucher.  If you are not local then you can exchange this for a John Ives Whale print. The winner will be chosen by John on the 20th. You will need to follow us on Instagram.

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The line up for the day:

10:30am – 12:00pm  Create a Sea Creature Workshop £10 per person  Suitable for all ages

Come and make some new underwater friends using a special blue clay. Return to collect your new friends 1 week later.

Meanwhile out on Tichborne Street, John will be reviving his original mural, talk to him about his artwork and conservation of our oceans.

12:30pm – 2:30pm   Live Painting on Tichborne Street -  And Face Painting

Watch John in action as he starts a new mural from scratch on the back wall of our building!

Choose to be a stunning sea creature – one of the team will paint your face! Donations to Whalefest.

2:30pm – 4:30pm Under the Sea Pottery Painting  Prices start from £15  All ages welcome

We’ll have a selection of Under the Sea creatures for you to paint. We will donate £2 from every creature painted to Sea Shepherd.

If you would like to join a workshop then call or email to book.  If you unable to return to collect your items – we can arrange post for you.

We will be running other competitions in the run up to the day so follow us on Twitter and Facebook for details and your chance to win a John Ives print, a whale painted vase and more Gift Vouchers.

Summer fun at Brighton’s favourite Pottery Cafe!

2016 August 4
by Gill

School holidays are in full swing! Make the most of these precious 6 weeks and spend some quality time painting with the family.


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Come in to paint anytime between:

10.30am – 6.30pm Monday – Saturday

or 11am-6pm on Sundays

Booking is advisable but walk-ins are also welcome.






You can also learn to throw a pot at a Taster Throwing session, suitable for adults and children aged 8+


Booking is essential and the sessions run: girlthrowingcircle1 Summer fun at Brightons favourite Pottery Cafe!


Wednesdays & Fridays – 2.30pm

Saturdays – 10.45am

Sundays – 11am


£25 per child, £30 per adult


Taster Throwing prices include a second trip two weeks later, to come back and paint your creations!



Just visiting Brighton? We can post your items to you once they’ve been glazed & fired!boxiconsmall Summer fun at Brightons favourite Pottery Cafe!



March of The Mermaids

2016 July 20
by Gill

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Come and join us for March of the Mermaids from 11am on July 23rd at Hove Seafront.  We have teamed up with Whalefest to celebrate the wonderful creatures in our Oceans. We will be helping them raise funds for the World Cetacean Alliance. There will be plenty of beautiful creatures to paint and take home. John Ives who painted our Whale Mural will also be with us. There will be lots of opportunities to win some great prizes.

Please keep another date in your diaries – 20th August at the shop.  John will be exhibiting his work in August and on the 20th August will be refreshing his mural and talking about his Whale Adventures and the work that he does to try to raise awareness of their plight.

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